## Greater Than, Less Than, Or Equal Worksheets

Tips for Teaching the Concepts of Greater Than, Less Than, Or Equal
Many mathematical representative terms are difficult for students and they find them tricky to remember. Just like greater than, less than and equal to. But donâ€™t worry, these concepts are fairly simple and with the right example, your students will be able to recognize what greater than, less than, and equal is.
**Greater than** -
Pick two students from your class. Give four books to one of them and two to the other. Now, tell them the difference between the quantities. Explain what does greater mean and lesser mean. Now ask them to identify which student has the larger quantity. Once they have done that, tell them how to compare, how quantities are different from one another. Once their concepts have clarified, now tell them that Student A has a greater number of books than Student B.
**Less than** -
Once they have identified the greater than concept, the rest becomes easy. All you have to do now is point them in the right direction. Just ask them if we have to highlight the lesser quantity, what do we do. They will get the idea and say that Student B has lesser books than Student A.
**Equal** - Now, give two more books to student B. Now, start telling your students what it means when two quantities are the same. Whenever two quantities, there is no comparison left and instead, we use the term equal. So, the sentence will be read as Student A, and Student B have an equal number of books.
These are also know as math comparison worksheets. We try to cover all that common comparisons.

- Comparing Numbers Up to 10 - Which number is bigger? Point to the smaller value.
- Compare Two-Digit Numbers - We need to remind ourselves to focus on the larger place value first.
- Compare Two Decimals (to the hundredths place) - These can go up to two place values to the right.
- Compare Two Decimals To Thousandths - These go a step further to the right.
- Compare Two Objects - Which group consists of more or less?
- Comparing Fractions with Like Numerators or Denominators - This is the fundamental concept in fraction operations.
- Comparing Multi-Digit Numbers - These values can be rather large.
- Finding Less In Sets - We look at sets of objects. A nice introduction to sorting values.
- Kindergarten Comparisons - This is the first time students will be asked to compare values or objects.
- Number Comparisons - Which value is larger or smaller?
- Number Comparisons (Under 1000) - Once this is mastered, you are ready to move on to sorting items.